Traditionally, workplace health has focused on the safety of the physical work environment, and more recently on the lifestyle related health practices of employees in the workplace.
As workplaces continue to evolve, research and practice has led experts and practitioners to pay closer attention to the organizational culture of a workplace. Management practices, "presenteeism", worker satisfaction and the way work is organized have been found to have a profound effect on the health of the business and those who work within the organization.
Today, leading edge companies adopt a comprehensive approach to workplace health, which addresses:
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Personal Health Practices
- Organizational Culture of the Workplace
These three elements are interrelated and combine to influence the overall health of the business and individual employees.
Use the Comprehensive Workplace Health Model below to learn more about the factors that shape the health of your organization.
Personal Health Practices Occupational Health & Safety
(Model adapted from National Quality Institute "Canadian Healthy Workplace Criteria")